May 24, 2022

Report From the Federation of European Publishers: “Consequences of the COVID-19 Crisis on the Book Market”

From the Federation of European Publishers:

Book publishing has been severely hit by the closing of bookshops as well as by books being considered as non-essential products in some countries. During and after the isolation period that hit most of the continent, the Federation of European Publishers collected information from its members – 29 national associations of publishers of books, learned journals and educational materials from all over Europe – regarding the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on book publishing. Now, four months after the emergency started in Europe, we have produced a stock-taking report that sheds some light on what has happened to publishing in the last months, showing the extent of the damage sustained by the sector. 

Direct to Full Text Report: Consequences of the COVID-19 Crisis on the Book Market
15 pages; PDF.

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Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.